A few weekends ago we took the road, past Citrusdal, turning right into the Cederberg area. Over the mountain and down the valley you will find a lovely camping haven called Jamaka.
Here your friendly (German) hostess Katrin and her (SA) husband Jannie have opened their farm land of generations of Nieuwoudts. They cultivate their own organic produce including wine.
The camping areas all have ample shade and most are covered by beautiful green grass. They have caravans and chalets to hire – all at affordable prices.
The “swimming pool” is especially attractive. This natural pool is formed in the river by placing stones and a bit of cement in the right places with four canoes begging to be used. Once again, perfect green grass and trees in the right places make this an ideal place to chill for the afternoon. Just beware – the water was really cold, but refreshing.
My son and I completed one of the few hikes above the river and around the camp. What an awesome experience for the little ones to go on a “real hike” with a few technical challenges. The trails are very well marked and a pleasure to walk. We had some wind on the Friday night but surprisingly less wind closer to the river’s edge. The Saturday was just perfect.
There are two roaming horses, quite tame. We made the mistake of giving them apples and then had a problem to get them away form our food!
Saturdays are also “donkey ride time” with a local coming in to give the kids a ride on the donkey cart. In all, a very relaxing weekend.
Will we go again — certainly!
Things to remember: some floatation devices are always a good idea. Hiking boots. Sun block!
We drove in a SUV but a high suspension sedan should easily make it.
|Jamaka Organic Farm|
|Tel no||027 482 2801||G.P.S.|
|Fax||086 600 3873||Website||Click here|
|Nearest Town||Clanwilliam||Max Persons|
|Distance from Town||Chalets/Cottages||Yes|
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